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WEST HYLER was the Scene Director and Story Writer for Cirque Du Soleil Paramour, Cirque's first Broadway Musical. Hyler won the 2017 New York Musical Festival award for Outstanding Direction for "Georama". Directing work includes Avenue Q (State Puppet Theater of Bulgaria), Mortality Play, Wingman, Kid who would be Pope (Ars Nova), H2O (59E59), Getting My Act Together, Game of Love (York Theater Company), Tempest, Love's Labours Lost, Merry Wives of Windsor (Notre Dame Shakespeare Festival), Georama, The Disappearing Man (St Louis Rep), No Way to Treat a Lady (The Colony Theater), Flambe Dreams, The Awakening of Angel DeLuna, and Georama (NYMF), amongst others. Prior to Paramour, Hyler worked on Broadway as associate director to Des McAnuff on Jersey Boys, which Hyler later staged in venues around the world, and as associate director on "How The Grinch Stole Christmas".  His other writing credits include We Declare You a Terrorist (SPF), Georama (St Louis Rep, Great River Shakespeare Festival) and the Short film "A Jake and A Tom" (Hollywood International Film Festival, Charleston International Film Festival). As a writer/director his work includes Legendarium and Metamorphosis (Big Apple Circus, Lincoln Center) and Panda! (Beijing State Theater, Palazzo Hotel and Casino). He has been a Drama League fall directing fellow as well as a Drama League Resident Artist and holds an MFA from UCSD. West Hyler is married to the director Shelley Butler.

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[Broadway, 2016]
Associate Creative Director, Scene Director
[West End, 2008]
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[Broadway, 2006]
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[Broadway, 2005] [Replacement]
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SC New Play Festival to Present Works From Gwon, Grays, Cabaret from Boykin, and More

The South Carolina New Play Festival has announced the 3rd annual festival. It will take place over four days, starting on Thursday, August 8, and will feature a wide range of musicals, plays, town halls, an outdoor variety stage, and will culminate in a Cabaret featuring Tony-nominee Phillip Boykin (Hadestown) on August 11.  

Lean Ensemble Theatre Presents the Tony Award-Winning Musical FUN HOME

Experience the Tony Award-winning musical FUN HOME, as it brings Alison's journey of self-discovery and family understanding to Hilton Head Island at Lean Ensemble Theatre.

Miguel Cervantes, Nick Blaemire, Drew Gehling, Grace McClean, and Derrick Baskin Join South Carolina New Play Festival

The South Carolina New Play Festival has announced casting for A Black-billed Cuckoo by Mat Smart, KWEEN by Vichet Chum, The Essential Alice by Michael Friedman and Annie Weisman and Catching the Moon, The Story of A Young Girl's Baseball Dream by Nichole Jackson and Tyrone L. Robinson.

New Michael Friedman Musical ESSENTIAL ALICE to Have Staged Reading at South Carolina New Play Festival

The South Carolina New Play Festival will present a posthumous staged reading of “Essential Alice” with music and lyrics by the late Michael Friedman and book by Annie Weissman. See how to purchase tickets!

Interview: Jessica Penzias, Book Writer of New Musical FROM THE MIXED UP FILES OF MRS. BASIL E. FRANKWEILER

The joy of sharing this timeless story with a group of people is what fuels our creative process.

Interview: Playwright Kareem Fahmy Discusses DODI & DIANA, Debuting at South Carolina New Play Festival

'There are parts of her story that people choose to leave out because it DOESN'T fit into the narrative they want to tell about her.'

Event Recap: Playwright Kate Hamill Launches the South Carolina New Play Festival

'I'm interested in creating works that are surprising, irreverent, and inherently theatrical.'

Interview: Jarrod Spector and Kelli Barrett Tell the Stories Behind the Shows in a new Cabaret for South Carolina New Play Festival

'We’re just excited to be a part of a process that helps promote and foster new art.' West Hyler, Executive Artistic Director of the inaugural South Carolina New Play Festival, wants to tell you a story.

South Carolina New Play Festival Announces 2022 Titles

The South Carolina New Play Festival announced the shows for the city-wide performing arts festival in Greenville, South Carolina, August 12-14. The festival will feature readings of Kate Hamill's The Scarlet Letter, directed by Shelley Butler, Kareem Fahmy's Dodi and Diana, directed by Adrienne Campell-Holt, Adam Ben-David, Christyn Budzyna, and Jessica Penzias' musical From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler, directed by West Hyler, and Samantha Miller's Dragonsoul Offline. The festival will end with a cabaret from Jarrod Spector and Kelli Barrett.

THE SOUTH CAROLINA NEW PLAY FESTIVAL Announces A Citywide Performing Arts Festival In Greenville This August

The South Carolina New Play Festival has announced that it will take over Greenville's downtown August 12–14, 2022, with readings of new plays and musicals at the Peace Center, Greenville Theatre, Warehouse Theatre, and the South Carolina Children's Theatre, and a closing-night cabaret at Genevieve's featuring Broadway celebrities Jarrod Spector and Kelli Barrett.

BWW Interview: Meet the Acrobuffos of AIR PLAY at The New Victory Theatre

AIR PLAY, written, created by, and starring Seth Bloom and Christina Gelsone, the Acrobuffos, is set to run at the New Victory Theatre from February 11th until March 6th. It features air sculptures in collaboration with Daniel Wurtzel and direction by West Hyler. With knowing smiles and suitcases full of surprises, this comedic duo elicits gales of laughter as they transform ordinary objects into uncommon beauty. This delightful, flightful homage to the power of air will take your breath away as the Acrobuffos goad gravity and make really, really, really high art out of the very thing we breathe.

Jenn Colella, Liz and Ann Hampton Callaway & More This Month at Feinstein's/54 Below

This month, FEINSTEIN’S/54 BELOW, Broadway’s Supper Club & Private Event Destination, will present some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz, and beyond.

Tickets Now On Sale for New Victory Theater's Spring 2022 Productions

Today, the New Victory Theater announced that tickets are now on sale for all of their live Spring 2022 productions, which will include a mix of in-person and virtual offerings. 

A LITTLE NEW MUSIC Spotlight Series to Present Bryan Blaskie

THE SPOTLIGHT SERIES, abi-monthly livestream concert series created by A LITTLE NEW MUSIC will “spotlight” the upbeat music of composer/lyricist and ALNM's founding music director, Bryan Blaskie, on June 29th.

New All-Digital Theatre Licensing Company UPROAR THEATRICS Announced

Uproar Theatrics, a new digital theatrical licensing company, has been created to transform how regional, school, stock, and amateur groups license plays and musicals.  Uproar Theatrics is expanding the theatrical pipeline to bring thrilling, fresh theatre to creators and audiences across America.

Scenes from ANGELS IN AMERICA, Liesl Tommy and More Take Home 2021 Drama League Awards

Tonight's the night!  The 87th Annual Drama League Awards will be streamed today, May 21, 2021 at 7:00PM ET. Who will win? BroadwayWorld is updating the list live!

Artistic Stamp Plays-By-Mail Announces Final Public Season

2021 Drama League Award nominated WILD THYME amongst the Plays-by-mail presented by Artistic Stamp, Shelley Butler and West Hyler, Co-Artistic Directors, for Season Three. This will be the final public season of the pioneering plays-by-mail theater company that commissioned and premiered 10 socially distant, interactive theatrical adventures since September, 2020. 

WILD THYME Returns for Final Season by Artistic Stamp

WILD THYME will return for Artistic Stamp's Season Three. This will be the final public season of the pioneering plays-by-mail theater company that commissioned and premiered 10 socially distant, interactive theatrical adventures since September, 2020

Nominees Announced for 2021 Drama League Awards, Honoring Digital and Socially-Distanced Theatre Across the Country

The Drama League has just announced the 2021 Nominees and Special Recognition Honorees for The 87th Annual Drama League Awards. Keeping in the tradition of honoring the outstanding accomplishments of the theatrical community, as they have since 1935, this year the organization has established five unique categories to honor the extraordinary achievements of artists across the nation who created digital and socially-distanced theatrical productions during this challenging year of suspension for live arts.

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